What is a Courtesy stop/ride request?
Courtesy stops/rides are given to people who are either ineligible for transportation as a whole or are eligible but are asking for a stop not normally authorized. These are allowed on a case by case basis when certain circumstances exist, such as the stop is already authorized and in place, bus goes by the area, time/length of route or student load permits.
Courtesy stops are given to students who are requesting stops for school to home or home to school that ineligible for transportation. Students may be ineligible for transportation due to several reasons. Here are a few reasons a student may not be eligible for busing but may qualify for a courtesy ride:
For students living outside their school boundary area, a courtesy ride may be granted for an existing stop if the bus travels to the students school. New stops will not be created to transport children outside their boundary unless the child is enrolled in a district program.
Bus stops are established with maximum consideration given to safety, efficiency and convenience to riders.
Please fill out the form below and submit electronically, by printing and returning to our office (Helena Public Schools Transportation, 3020 Big Sky Loop, Helena, MT 59602) or by scanning and emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.